Posts Tagged ‘CEQA’

One of the dramas at the end of the legislative session last week involved the fate of reform to the California Environmental Quality Act. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg substituted a new bill, SB 743, for his original CEQA reform bill, SB 731. SB 743 is designed to speed approval and construction of a […]

Sep 16th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

In today’s LA Times a USC public policy professor, Lisa Schweitzer, offers three suggestions for “getting California’s bullet train back on track”. It’s a worthwhile discussion to have, but her three points are flawed in that they do not accurately state the situation facing HSR – and therefore make it difficult to embrace these solutions […]

Sep 11th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

For the last 12 months proposals to reform the California Environmental Quality Act have circulated in the state capitol in Sacramento. This week may be the week that a reform is finally approved by legislators – perhaps only to be vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown. Streetsblog LA reviews the situation regarding CEQA reform: Followers of […]

Sep 9th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Well this is definitely an interesting development. The AP’s Juliet Williams has the scoop: California’s high-speed rail project is no longer subject to the state’s rigorous environmental laws after a federal transportation board ruled that it has oversight of the project, the state attorney general’s office argues in a brief filed Friday. The June decision […]

Aug 10th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized
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